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#21 Chris Johnson
Position: Center
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 210 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Montross, Va.
High School: Laurinburg (N.C) Prep
Chris Johnson Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/14/2009

2009 SEC All-Defensive Team
2009 All-Louisiana Third Team

SENIOR SEASON (2008-09)
Started all 35 games, finishing his career starting 77-of-the-last-80 games he dressed for over the final two years of his career ... Averaged 7.7 points, 7.2 points, 2.7 blocks and 25.2 minutes per game ... Had 12 games in double figures (29 for his career) ... Had eight games in double figure rebounds, six games against SEC opponents ... Four double-doubles 17 pts-14 reb. vs. Centenary (11/28); 14 pts-14 reb. at Tennessee (2/28); 18 pts-11 reb., vs. Arkansas (1/31); 12 pts-12 reb., at Arkansas (2/18) ... 14 games of four blocks or more with high of seven vs. Arkansas (1/31), the third time in his career to block seven shots ... Finished his career with 176 blocks second only to Shaquille O’Neal in all-time blocks at LSU ... Blocked 95 shots his senior year, tied for fifth best for a single season ... Block average was second best in the SEC and sixth best single season average at the school ... Averaged 3.4 blocks in conference games (second best) ... Had a team best 38 dunks ... Was the team leading rebounder 15 time ... In the NCAA Tournament had 12 points and six rebounds against Butler (3/19) in the first round and had eight points and a career high five assists in the NCAA second round against North Carolina (3/21) ... Blocked eight shots combined in the two games.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007-08)
Had his best LSU season despite missing seven games in the middle of the year with a broken bone in his right hand ... Started 22 of 25 games for the season, averaging just under 30 minutes a game... Averaged 11.6 points per game (third on the team), 6.6 rebounds a game and 2.6 blocks per game ... Broke bone in right hand early in the second half against Tulane (1/2) ... Finished 12th in the league in rebounds and second in blocked shot average ... Scored 20 points twice against Southern on Nov. 30 and in a win at Florida on Feb. 13 ... Hit 7-of-10 field goals in the Southern game and 6-of-6 free throws and made 8-of-11 field goals and two treys against Florida .. Made Jay Bilas’ All-Maui Invitational team after hitting 8-of-9 field goals, including three treys in 19-point game against Oklahoma State (11/19) ... Came back with 18 points-11 rebounds against Chaminade (11/20) and finished the tournament averaging 16 points, seven boards ... Blocked six or more shots on four occasions ... Hit 52.5 percent from the floor (114-of-217), including 15 treys ... Made 85.2 percent from the free throw line (46-of-54), including a streak of 18 straight early in the season ... 16 double figure scoring games.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006-07)
Played in 18 games during the season and started two games against Alabama (1/31) and at Mississippi State (2/3) ... Played 18 minutes against Alabama, hitting 4-of-8 field goals, including a trey, and all four free throws as he recorded his first double figure scoring game of 13 points ... Against Mississippi State, playing 24 minutes, he scored four points with seven rebounds and two blocks ... Also would play double figure minutes against Arkansas (2/10), hitting 4-of-8 field goals in nine-point night ... For the season, averaged 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game ... Averaged seven minutes per game .. Made 24-of-43 field goal attempts (55.8 percent), 3-of-6 treys ... Blocked 12 shots during year.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2005-06)
Saw action in 10 games as a freshman, averaged 4.3 minutes a game in those contests ... Averaged 1.3 points, 0.7 rebounds and hit 6-of-18 field goal attempts ... Played season high 10 minutes against both Nicholls State and New Orleans ... Scored a season high six points against Nicholls State (11/21), hitting 3-of-7 field goal attempts ... Played in three post-season games, the SEC Tournament contests against Vanderbilt (3/10) and Florida (3/11) and the first-round NCAA Tournament game against Iona (3/15).

PRIOR TO LSU
Part of a 4-0 prep school national championship team ... Averaged 8.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.7 blocks a game as a senior and shot 42 percent from three-point range ... Coached by Chris Chaney ... At Colonial Beach High School averaged 22.2 points per game his final season with 12.5 rebounds.

PERSONAL
Born on July 15, 1985, in Washington, D.C. ... Mother is the late Sandra L. Johnson ... One brother, Joe Posey.

Top Performances

Points
Season: 18, vs. Arkansas, 1/31/09
Career: 20, twice

Rebounds
Season: 14, twice
Career: 15, twice

Field Goals Made
Season: 7, vs. Arkansas, 1/31/09
Career: 9, vs. Washington, 12/29/07

3 PT FG Made
Season: 1, vs. Centenary, 11/28/08
Career: 3, at Oklahoma State, 11/19/08

Free Throw Made
Season: 7, vs. Jackson State, 11/15/08
Career: 7, vs. Jackson State, 11/15/08

Assists
Season: 4, vs. S. Carolina, 1/14/09
Career: 4, twice

Blocks
Season: 7, vs. Arkansas, 1/31/09
Career: 7, three times

Steals
Season: 2, twice
Career: 3, vs. NW State, 12/15/07

Minutes Played
Season: 37, twice
Career: 40, at S. Carolina, 2/27/08

Top Career Scoring Games
1. 20 at Florida, 2/13/08
1. 20 vs. Southern, 11/30/07
3. 19 vs. Washington, 12/29/07
3. 19 vs. Oklahoma State, 11/19/07
5. 18 vs. Arkansas, 1/31/09
5. 18 vs. Chaminade, 11/20/07
7. 17 vs. Centenary, 11/28/08
7. 17 vs. Jackson State, 11/15/08
7. 17 at Miss. State, 3/8/08
7. 17 vs. Tennessee, 2/9/08

 

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